Wine, particularly syrah, pinot, German or Alsatian rieslings.
Single malt scotch--as with wine, it's fascinating how many different flavors are out there, though the effects of alcohol are not that fascinating.
Recently I've become fascinated by coffee, and am learning how to roast it, how to brew and espresso it. (Is that a verb?)
Joyce ("Dubliners" and the Dedelus chapters of "Ulysses"), Dickens (particularly "Bleak House" and "Our Mutual Friend"), some of Proust, Updike (the short stories), W.G. Sebald (particularly "Austerlitz"), Shakespeare's Sonnets, Kay Ryan, Tony Hoagland, some of Yeats.
Salmon, nuts, vegetables, particularly roasted, salads, some meat.
Mozart's sonatas for piano and violin, Red Molly, Dixie Chicks, Johnny Hodges, Cat Power (just the Covers CD, the rest is too depressive for me), The Eagles, Gretchen Peters, early Dylan, much of Bach, Chopin, Dvorak, Schubert, Beethoven, particularly the piano sonatas, Coltrane's ballads, some of Dire Straits, the amazing trumpet player Niklas Eklund, Viktoria Mullova.
Someone generous, not withholding,
Kind, and rarely scolding,
Not too boring, not too crazy,
A decent worker, but sometimes lazy.
One who holds me in her heart,